The following guest post comes all the way from the UK! Kate Thompson is a 43 year old Mum of two gorgeous girls, Emily, 14 and Lauren, 8. She’s been married to her husband, John, for 20 years and lives on the North East coast of the UK. She works part-time during school hours but… Read More New Motherhood
Recently my 5-year old has enjoyed hearing stories about when I was pregnant with him. He knows that he “grew in my belly” and he thinks it’s absolutely hilarious that he used to kick and punch me from the inside. He is fascinated when I tell him that I used to see his little fists and… Read More A Baby Comes Out of a Woman’s Vagina
So we all know that there are really two options when giving birth, right?? We either do it the “natural” way, which is vaginal, or we have a c-section. Simple. Two options. Some women have the choice of which option they want to go with, some don’t. Some want the “all-natural” experience, without the assistance… Read More Vaginal Birth vs. C-Section: Which one is the “real” deal?
A while back, I wrote about my daughter’s birth. In a nutshell, it was lightning fast and super chaotic. I was at home on the couch when I felt my first contraction, and by the third or fourth one, they were 2 minutes apart (so almost on top of each other), and my pain level was… Read More Precipitous Labor 101
I’m not sure if you’re able to tell from my writing here, or if you’d need to meet me in person to know, but I can be a tad #unfiltered. I assume I’ve always been this way, but motherhood has certainly made it worse. I’d like to think that since I am now a seasoned mama,… Read More Learning To Filter My #Unfiltered Birth Story
On the day my daughter was born, my bladder woke me just after 5:00 am. I was alone in bed; my lawnmower-caliber snoring had driven my husband away again. I was still over two weeks from my due date and not yet feeling any urgency about having my baby or feeling “done” with pregnancy. My urgency… Read More My daughter’s birth story, in honor of her first birthday
I’ve blogged about my two birth experiences before. Let me first say that I have never experienced what is known as birth trauma: a feeling akin to post-traumatic stress disorder for those women whose birth experiences were so awful and psychologically unnerving, that they can have a profound impact upon the woman marked by depression… Read More Birth Trauma: Partners Experience It Too.